This easy homemade Tigernut Butter is smooth and creamy! It is made with only 2 ingredients and comes together quickly. This AIP “nut” butter is great for those who are Paleo, AIP and looking for a healthy snack!

Creamy tigernut butter

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • This recipe uses only 2 ingredients.
  • This comes together in just a minute or two. Using a food processor, Vitamix or blender, it is very easy.
  • Tigernut butter is a great option for the Autoimmune Protocol diet (AIP) because it is Nut Free.
  • My other favorite AIP recipe? This AIP Pesto!
  • Due to its ingredients, this spread is a great AIP snack!
  • This AIP nut butter is very similar to almond butter. It is hearty, not overly sweet, and smooth.
  • Its texture is similar to a creamy natural peanut butter, almond butter or cashew butter. It is a great peanut butter alternative since it is allergy friendly and dietary friendly.
  • Feel free to add cinnamon for a slightly sweeter option!
  • Unlike most nut butters, this is made without added sugar, without palm oil, without lectins and without nuts.
  • This recipe is Whole30, Paleo, Grain Free, Gluten Free, Nut Free, Dairy Free, Vegan, and AIP.
Tigernut butter with gluten free bread

What is Tigernut Flour?

Tigernuts are a root vegetable native to Africa and the Mediterranean region. Despite their name, they are not a nut. This root veggie is naturally Paleo, gluten free and nut free.

Tigernuts are a great source of potassium, magnesium, fiber, and iron. Although tigernuts naturally contain sugar, they are mostly nutty and not very sweet.

Tigernut flour is great for those who are following the Paleo, AIP or gluten free diets. It is great in baking and best used in combination with other gluten free flours.

Tigernut flour with coconut oil

Recipe Steps

Step 1

Add tigernut flour and coconut oil to a food processor or blender.

Blender nut butter

Step 2

Blend on high for 1 minute. Use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the blender if needed.

Food processor with nuts

Step 3

Blend for another 1 minute or until mixture is smooth, creamy and spreadable.

Step 4

Lastly, store in a jar with lid.

Creamy tigernut butter

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What does tigernut butter taste like?

This nut free butter tastes like almond butter. It is smooth, creamy and easily spreadable.

What do tiger nuts taste like?

Tiger nuts taste like an earthy pecan. They are naturally slightly sweet and very nutty!

Are tiger nut goods for you?

Yes, tiger nuts are very healthy. They are minimally processed, contain high levels of vitamins, iron, fiber and magnesium.

What is AIP?

The Autoimmune Protocol Diet consists of anti inflammatory foods. Eating this way aims to reduce inflammation, pain and discomfort caused by autoimmune diseases.

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Creamy tigernut butter

Get the Recipe: Easy Tigernut Butter Recipe (Nut Free & Paleo)

This homemade Tigernut Butter is so smooth and creamy! This recipe requires only 2 ingredients and comes together in about 2 minutes. It is a great healthy nut free spread.
5 from 13 votes



  • First, add tigernut flour and coconut oil to a food processor.
  • Process on high for 1 minute. Then, use a rubber spatula or spoon to scrape down the sides of the food processor.
  • Then, process for another minute. Continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  • Finally, store tigernut butter in a Mason jar or jar with lid.


  • Use refined coconut oil for a neutral taste.  Use unrefined coconut oil for a slight coconut flavor.
  • Continue processing until smooth and creamy.
  • I use a high powdered food processor and it took about 2 minutes total.
  • Store in a jar with lid at room temperature for up to 2 weeks in the fridge for up to a month.
  • Stir before use.
  • Due to the coconut oil, this tigernut butter will be thick when refrigerated.  Thaw before using if chilled.
  • Add in a pinch of sea salt or cinnamon before blending if desired.
Calories: 222kcal, Carbohydrates: 25g, Protein: 1g, Fat: 14g, Saturated Fat: 12g, Sodium: 2mg, Potassium: 6mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 1g, Vitamin C: 2mg, Calcium: 45mg, Iron: 2mg

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